Relative Mac newbie Sound question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bay2sacto, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. bay2sacto macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2008

    I'm a relative Mac newbie, I've used them for a while at school, work but my unibody MPB is my first that I have owned. That being said, how does one set the different sounds for OS actions? For example minimizing/restoring windows and the like? My MBP is pretty quiet. Not that I need obnoxious system sounds but have seen some others online with a less shy system. Don't know if this is something done with a 3rd party ap or if it can be done inside of OS X .

  2. hughvane macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    Start with System Prefs > Sound > Sound Effects and fiddle about with the various settings there. You can add sounds (.wav or .aiff) to the sound library (but you need to 'pinch' them from other applications) ;).
  3. bay2sacto thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2008
    Thanks. I'm on Leopard and when I go to Sound Effects I can choose a specific alert sound but thats it. There is a check box for interface sounds which is checked, but no way to choose individual interface sounds.
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    This isn't Windows, where every mouse click triggers a boing or a burble. There may be third-party applications that can add the functionality you're looking for, but it's certainly not doable in the system proper.

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